Picea orientalis 'Golden Start'
The spruces are evergreen trees with a single trunk and regular annual tiers of horizontal branches forming a narrow to conical crown. They are found across the northern hemisphere, as a major constituent of the boreal forest above and below the Arctic Circle southwards down the main mountain chains of Europe, North America and Asia.
Hand grafted and propagated at Lime Cross Nursery, Picea orientalis 'Golden Start' is a dwarf, upright, pyramidal selection of Caucasian spruce with dense uniform branching and foliage that flushes bright gold in the spring, later darkening to species typical dark green, but retaining a bit of golden frosting on the upper parts of the branches.
Soil Type: Normal, heavy clay, light sandy, chalk, loam.
Aspect: Full sun.
Foliage Type: Evergreen.
Foliage Colour: Green needles.
Pot Size: 3 litre and 10 Litre.
Ultimate Height: 10m.
Ultimate Spread: 0.5m.
Growth Rate: 20 - 50 years.
Special Attributes: Perfect for rock gardens.